Immune system

Associate Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Plant Sciences, Coordinator, Digital Learning and Online Education, Member of the Graduate Faculty
We are interested in understanding the genetic basis for bacterial interactions with other organisms (be they plants, insects, fungi, other bacteria), and on how evolution shapes these interactions. By better understanding the rules and molecules that structure such relationships, we hope to develop new ways to manipulate these interactions (e.g. through the development of specific antimicrobial compounds) or shape their evolutionary dynamics through time.
Associate Research Scientist, Respiratory Sciences, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Professor, Physiology
Assistant Research Professor
Division Chief, Infectious Disease, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, Medicine
Dr. Connick is a physician scientist who has dedicated her career to the improvement of health of individuals living with or at risk for HIV-1 infection. Her research ranges from laboratory based investigations of HIV-1 immunopathogenesis to clinical and epidemiological studies of novel immunotherapies and other interventions to improve health outcomes in people living with HIV-1.
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Immunobiology, Associate Professor, Neurology, Associate Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, Associate Professor, Psychology, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Research Scientist
Approximately 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, and 400,000 will experience long-term disability. The number of stroke survivors in the population is expected to double by 2025. Currently, treatments for stroke patients are limited to tissue plasminogen activator (TPA), but its use is limited to the first few hours after stroke. Therefore, the goal of our research is to develop new therapeutics that can promote repair and recovery in this rapidly growing population.
Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Professor, Plant Science
I examine the molecular functions of the different cells found in the tissues and organs of plants and animals and how they combine these functions to optimize the health and vigor of the organism.
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Basic Medical Sciences, Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, Medicine, Professor, Pathology, Professor, Pediatrics, Program Director, Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP
Augmenting immune responses to cancer. Reducing relapse and graft versus host disease after hematopoietic cell transplantation.
Associate Professor, Immunobiology, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Genetics - GIDP
Michael Kuhns' research program is focused on (i) increasing our basic understanding of how T cell fate decisions are made (e.g. development, activation, differentiation, effector functions), and (ii) increasing their working knowledge of how to manipulate these decisions to direct T cells towards a desired outcome, such as increasing responses to vaccines or tumors, preventing transplant rejection, or attenuating autoimmunity.
Associate Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Associate Professor, Immunobiology, Associate Professor, Medicine, Member of the Graduate Faculty
Julie Ledford's research focuses on respiratory disease, and genetic and molecular mechanisms of allergic airway diseases in children.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Immunobiology
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Sci
We seek to produce new drugs that harness molecules produced during the natural immune response in order to treat cancer and pain. Such compounds may also provide new treatments for heart failure and alcoholism.
Co-Director, Arizona Center on Aging, Department Head, Immunobiology, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, Medicine, Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Associate Professor, Entomology, Associate Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Associate Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Associate Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP
Associate Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Associate Professor, Immunobiology, Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Associate Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
Director, Arizona Center for the Biology of Complex Diseases (ABCD), Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Associate Director, Asthma / Airway Disease Research Center
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Co-Director, Collaboratory for Anti-infectives and Therapeutics, Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Around the world, diarrhea kills ninety children every hour. My laboratory uses the latest technology to understand how bacteria cause diarrhea in children. In addition to providing clues for new ways to prevent disease, our research helps us understand how the body maintains good health.
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Immunobiology, Member of the Graduate Faculty
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Surgery